Boyd Co Jailer Joe Burchett tendered his resignation late Monday afternoon, a move coming less than one day after two inmates died within about 60 hours of each other at the jail.
Over the last several months, the jail has dealt with numerous issues including escapes, overdoses and even a riot.
Bill Hensley, who was elected last month as the new Boyd Co Jailer, was sworn in as the interim jailer.
He will officially be sworn in as jailer on Jan. 7, 2019.
Kentucky State Police are investigating both the recent deaths.